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This IDC Health Insights report presents our accountable care predictions for 2013. 2013 will be a year of maturation for accountable care; it will continue to be early stage, but more information will become available on the outcomes of earlier initiatives. Healthcare organizations have learned how much they did not know going into accountable care, and suppliers of technology will be moving ahead with new functionality for accountable care. Analytics will continue to hold center stage in terms of investment for accountable care. Healthcare organizations will continue to look for the best way to transfer health plan domain expertise on population health management and care management program design. Patient satisfaction will continue to improve for those involved in accountable care.
"This coming year will see growth in accountable care, as healthcare organizations become more proficient in their new responsibilities, identify opportunities for improvement, and experience a new way of delivering and financing healthcare," says Cynthia Burghard, research director, Accountable Care IT Strategies.